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  • 2 weeks later...

Training Camp Cuts

First Cut - 18 players

Assigned to Worcester (AHL):

Forwards Rick Cleaver, P.J. Fenton, Matt Fornataro, T.J. Fox, Matt Jones, Ashton Rome, Frazer McLaren and defenceman Brett Westgarth

Assigned to their Junior Clubs:

Julien Demers - Ottawa (OHL), Samuel Groulx Quebec (QMJHL) Timo Pielmeier Shawinnigan (QMJHL) and Tyson Sexsmith Vancouver (WHL)

The following players, in camp on a tryout basis, were released: Jonathan Bonneau, Adam Leblanc-Bourque, Zach Harnden, Matthew Pistilli, Tyler Shattock, and Mathieu Tousignant

Second Cut - 8 players

Seven players were assigned to Worcester (AHL); Forwards Ryan Vesce and Cory Larose, defencemen Brendan Buckley, Matt Kinch and Patrick Traverse and goaltenders Kyle Jones and Taylor Dakers. Joe Rullier, in camp on a tryout basis, was released.

http://sharks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=3...mp;service=page

Of note is Patrick Traverse

Third Cut - 6 players

Six players were assigned to Worcester (AHL); Forwards Tom Cavanagh, Jamie McGinn, and Steven Zalewski, defencemen Jason Demers and Michael Wilson and goaltender Thomas Greiss.

http://sharks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=3...mp;service=page

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Nabokov hobbled off the ice after stretching his left leg awkwardly during the last shootout attempt for the Blues. It looked pretty serious during the replay, but he was able to hobble off the ice with the help of a trainer.

I wonder how long he will be out. It would definitely shake up the West if he is going to be out for an extended period.

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Sharks showing competition no mercy

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=396095

The Sharks tied an NHL record for the most points through 25 games when they beat Toronto 5-2 Tuesday night. With 43 points, San Jose equaled (21-3-1) the 1943-44 Montreal Canadiens. Their 9 game winning streak was snapped by Edmonton in a 3-2 OT loss last night. In October they were 9-2. They followed that up with a record of 11-1-1 in November and show no signs of slowing down in December.

The question is; Can/will they do better in the playoffs this year?

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The question is; Can/will they do better in the playoffs this year?

until the sharks prove it, the naysayers will always be right. that said, here's why i think this year is different:

1. mclellan > wilson. not necessarily in general, but with an elite team and with respect to the specific personalities on the roster, this is the case. his system fits the roster perfectly.

2. marleau's alive again, and setoguchi's coming of age. we're having our top wingers playing the best seasons of their lives. this is kind of a big deal.

3. balanced scoring. not only is the top line performing, but so are the others. tonight was a microcosm: all 5 goals coming from different players.

4. defensive scoring. sorry to anyone who thinks otherwise, but boyle > campbell. boyle is leading the league in defensive scoring. blake is 5th. even vlasic's 18th. this is a huge part of the success this year, and was virtually absent last year.

5. solid backup goaltending. if nabby goes down, we're not exactly screwed. boucher went 5-1-1 in his absence.

6. excellent special teams. 6th in pp% and 4th in pk%. these things are clutch in the playoffs, especially if you're playing someone like anaheim who's going to spend almost 20 minutes per game in the penalty box.

and possibly the most important thing, especially since it's joe thornton who often garners such massive criticism from the naysayers:

7. this team is not on joe thornton's back anymore.

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Claude Lemieux making a comeback. Jeez, I wonder if he's going to make an impact on that team, and what kind of a role he's going to play? How old is he now, anyways? :blink:

After 5 1/2 years he is old enough to stay retired but he is indeed back.

Lemieux Skates with the Sharks

http://sharks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=pa...rticleid=405217

These old guys must be drinking the same stuff Chelios is. :lol:

Defenceman Brad Lukowich was placed on injured reserve

http://www.nhl.com/ice/app?service=page&am...adline&pg=4

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February 28, 2009, Joe Thornton says that the Sharks are just a "Big tough team" and that "Teams just don't know how to handle us." .......wwwweeeelllllllll on the 28th they lost to us 3-2, they followed that up with a 4-1 loss to the Stars in Dallas, and that was followed by a 4-3 OT loss to the Minnesota Wild on March 5th..........I guess ALOT have teams have found some answers...eh Joe??? ;)

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